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Book Review: Lost in Shangri-La by Mitchell Zuckoff

I got this book for free as part of the TLC Book Tour pro­mo­tion. My rating for Lost in Shangri-La – 5 About: “Lost in Shangri-La” by Mitchell Zuckoff (website) is a non-fiction book about a plane crash in Dutch New Guinea during World War II. This book is narrative history at its best. 400 […]

Book Review: The Perfect Nazi by Martin Davidson

I got this book for free. Article first published as Book Review: The Perfect Nazi: Uncovering My Grandfather’s Secret Past by Martin Davidson on Blogcritics. My rating for The Perfect Nazi – 4 About: “The Perfect Nazi:Uncovering My Grandfather’s Secret Past” by Martin Davidson, a non-fiction book which follows the authors research about his grandfather, […]

Book Review: The Rising Tide-A Novel of World War II by Jeff Shaara

I bought this book. My rating for The Rising Tide – 3 About: “The Rising Tide: A Novel of World War II” by Jeff Shaara (website) is a historical fiction book which blends historical characters, fact and fiction into a readable story. The book is the first of a series about World War II. 608 […]

Book Review: Heart of Deception by M.L. Malcolm

I got this book for free as part of the TLC Book Tour pro­mo­tion. My rating for Heart of Deception – 3 About: “Heart of Deception” by M.L. Malcolm (website | Facebook) is the fictional sequel to “Heart of Lies” (book review) picking up with the same cast of characters after World War II. 352 […]

Book Review: Heart of Lies by M.L. Malcolm

I got this book for free as part of the TLC Book Tour pro­mo­tion. My rating for Heart of Lies – 4 About: “Heart of Lies” by M.L. Malcolm (website | Facebook) is the fictional tale of a family, inspired by the author’s husband, which takes place after World War I until the early days […]

Factual Friday: Washington – A Life

It was announced this week that Ron Chernow’s most excellent biography of George Washington, aptly named “Washington: A Life” (book review) won the Pulitzer Prize. I think the prize is well deserved, Mr. Chernow has the ability to bring historical figures to life and his books read like novels. Here are a few interesting facts […]

Book Review: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

I bought this book. My rating for Water for Elephants –4 About: “Water for Elephants” by Sara Gruen is a boy meet girl story. However the setting is unique and the descriptions of early American circus scenes are well worth the admission price. 464 pages Pub­lisher: Algonquin Books ISBN: 9781616200718 Pur­chase “Water for Elephants” through […]

Book Review: Gated Grief by Leila Levinson

I got this book for free as a winner in a giveaway from Knitting and Sundries My rating for Gated Grief – 5 “I never dreamed that such cruelty, bestiality, and savagery could really exist in this world.” General Eisenhowser About: “Gated Grief: The Daughter of a GI Concentration Camp Liberator Discovers a Legacy of […]

Factual Friday: Libraries

By Matl (own work (photography)) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons This week is National Library Week (April 10 – 16, 2011) sponsored by the American Library Association (website | Twitter | Facebook). Pub­lic libraries are some of the few pub­lic build­ings the pub­lic actu­ally uses. Whether you are rich or poor, edu­cated or not and […]

Book Review: A Fierce Radiance by Lauren Belfer

I got this book for free as part of the TLC Book Tour pro­mo­tion. The pub­lisher has made avail­able one (1) copy of “A Fierce Radiance” to be given out– enter at the end of the post. My rating for A Fierce Radiance – 5 About: “A Fierce Radiance” by Lauren Belfer (website) is a historical […]

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